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Easy Homemade Puff Pastry Recipe
Easy Homemade Puff Pastry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chill Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 40 mins
Leave those frozen sheets on the store shelf! This is the best tasting, easiest homemade puff pastry recipe ever! Comes together in just 15 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Puff Pastry, puff pastry, puff pastry desserts, puff pastry recipe easy, puff pastry recipes, puff pastry sheets
Servings: 8
Calories: 418 kcal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks), cold
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  1. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Cut the cold butter into 1/4-inch slices and add to the flour mixture, tossing to coat.
  3. Stir in the cold water until a thick dough forms.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk-shape, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, or 20 to 30 minutes in the freezer.
  6. Unwrap the dough, dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough into a rough rectangle shape.
  7. Fold the dough in thirds, like a letter.
  8. Turn 90 degrees, roll and fold again.
  9. Repeat about 2 to 4 times, wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours or overnight.*

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Recipe Notes

*Dough can also be frozen. It will keep for several weeks in the freezer, tightly wrapped. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Makes approximately 24 ounces, or 685 grams, of dough.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving (1 pastry)
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1065IU21%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.